Baku to host Group A matches of UEFA EURO 2020

  08 December 2017    Read: 1148
Baku to host Group A matches of UEFA EURO 2020
Baku has been picked to host Group A matches of UEFA EURO 2020 after the UEFA Executive Committee made a number of decisions relating to the tournament venues during its meeting in Nyon.
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome was selected as the venue for the opening match.

Due to the Eurostadium project's failure to meet the conditions imposed by the UEFA Executive Committee during its meeting of 20 September 2017, the four matches (three group, one round of 16) initially scheduled to be held in Brussels will now be allocated to London's Wembley Stadium following a vote by the committee. This means Wembley will host a total of seven matches since London was already set to stage the semi-finals and final of the tournament.

The host city pairings have been decided by means of a random draw – from six different lists of city pairings established on the basis of sporting strength and geographical considerations – and will be as follows:

Group A: Rome and Baku

Group B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen

Group C: Amsterdam and Bucharest

Group D: London and Glasgow

Group E: Bilbao and Dublin

Group F: Munich and Budapest

Each qualified host country will play a minimum of two matches at home in the group-stage.

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